Tony Campolo (Ph.D., Temple University) is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, a media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, and the author of a dozen books, including Revolution and Renewal, Let me Tell You a Story, and 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to touch.
Combining personal narrative and reflection with famous examples, e.g., how Dostoyevsky ``came alive'' when he experienced ``death'' by a firing-squad shooting blank bullets, Campolo analyzes the modern problem of pervasive apathy. He proposes a cure through Christian faith committed to building God's kingdom; he knows that faith conquers doubt by becoming loving, childlike, passionate, and receptive. His chapters on ``coming alive'' to God, nature, and while making a living are good, but those on marriage are worth the price of the book. The book challenges its readers to embrace passionate Christian living in the present. Recommended for public libraries.